GMWEA initiated Water Quality Day in 2014 to remind Vermont citizens and policymakers of the crucial role water, wastewater, and stormwater management plays in Vermont's way of life -- and to honor the boots-on-the-ground professionals who make the miracle happen 24/7/365. Check back here soon for the date and locations of Water Quality Day 2018.

Water Quality Day

89 Main St., Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602   

It's official! Governor Peter Shumlin first proclaimed Water Quality Day as an annual day of acknowledgment in 2014; Governor Phil Scott continued the tradition.


To raise public awareness of working water, GMWEA coordinates a number of events and activities on Water Quality Day:

  • Press releases and advisories
  • Letters to legislators and State agency staff
  • Announcements to municipal staff
  • Public tours of water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities throughout Vermont, providing technical assistance to participing facilities with signage, Water Quality Day hats, posters, and local press announcements.
  • A coordinated letters-to-the-editor campaign and announcements to public school prinicpals and teachers throughout Vermont.


Water Quality Day is intended to give credit where credit is due!  In May  2017, nine facilities statewide hosted public tours. Tours were attended by school children and their teachers, legislators, municipal staff, and the general public.  In 2018, GMWEA is combining forces with the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and will be presenting Water Quality Day on August 3, 2018, as part of the Vt. DEC's Clean Water Week activities.  For more information, visit http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/cwi/clean-water-week 


Interested in visiting a water, wastewater, or stormwater facility?  Contact Daniel Hecht, GMWEA's executive director, to help locate your nearest facility: dan.hecht@gmwea.org.